octopus in coconut shell

octopus in coconut shell

inspiration Since we humans are capable of working toward our own well-being, I wanted to find examples of animals that do. I googled “tool using animals” and found 10 animals that use tools. I wanted to paint someone I haven’t done before. I haven’t painted any...
Mourning* Dove

Mourning* Dove

Inspiration Looking for a painting subject, I searched “endangered species birds winter” in Google images and visited this page https://www.dw.com/en/germany-endangered-turtle-dove-is-2020-bird-of-the-year/a-50789572 that led me to remember listening to mourning...
Ko’oloa’ula

Ko’oloa’ula

Inspiration I’d like to work with a plant this month, so I searched online for endangered flowers. As soon I saw the first page of results, I decided to look for something red in honor of December. I found the Ko’oloa’ula, an endangered flower from Hawaii A master...
Vancouver Marmot

Vancouver Marmot

inspiration I googled “endangered species winter” and went to the world Atlas 10 most threatened animals in North America. Enchanted by this critter, I found this photo of the Vancouver marmot:...
boggomoss snail

boggomoss snail

Creation I began with a pencil sketch. The forms in this painting are quite simple. I decided not to struggle with making the spiral mathematically correct, but to surrender to the limitations of my body. The next step was to add basic color and form – greens and...